Many students find chemistry challenging at university, even those who have done HSC chemistry. The Chemistry Bridging Course offers a valuable way to revise chemistry in preparation for doing it at UNSW (or other universities).
- UNSW offers choices of Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics Bridging Courses for students to get experience of how they are taught at university level.
- Each course has a total of 36 - 42 hours of lectures, tutorials, laboratory classes and/or demonstration sessions.
- The Chemistry Bridging Course is intended as an aid - it is not a specific pre-requisite for enrolling in chemistry at UNSW.
Who is eligible?
All Year 12 (or equivalent) students, mature-age students, and deferring students. If you intend to study at another university you may still enrol in a UNSW Bridging Course. However, we advise you to ensure that the Bridging Course you select is recognised by that institution.
For all details, including registration procedure, see the UNSW Bridging Courses site.
If you want to study chemistry at university but have little or no background in chemistry you should also consider CHEM1001 - Introductory Chemistry, which offers a more expansive introduction to the chemistry needed for the mainstream first year chemistry courses. This brochure compares CHEM1001 with the Bridging Course:
You may also like to read the CHEM1001 Course Outline. If you would like further information or advice, please contact the Science Student Centre at either of the following student help links: